Bur­glars jailed af­ter leav­ing DNA on mug

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@pe­ter­bor­oughto­day.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB 01733 588734

A pair of bungling bur­glars took cash from a pen­sioner af­ter dis­tract­ing the woman af­ter she in­vited them into her home.

Marie Jur­cikova, (24), called at the 86-year-old’s home in Wood­ston, Peter­bor­ough, with ac­com­plice, Marek Ga­bor, (25), and asked if she could use the bath­room on De­cem­ber 28 last year.

While in­side they asked for money - while Ga­bor stole £50.

How­ever, the de­vi­ous duo were caught af­ter Jur­cikova left her DNA on a cof­fee cup.

They ap­peared at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court last week, where Jur­cikova, of Oun­dle Road, Wood­ston, Peter­bor­ough, pleaded guilty to bur­glary and was sen­tenced on Wed­nes­day (Oc­to­ber 3) at Peter­bor­ough Crown Court to 30 months for the bur­glary and a fur­ther two months for fail­ing to sur­ren­der to po­lice.

Ga­bor, also of Oun­dle Road, pleaded guilty and was sen­tenced to two years, with an au­to­matic de­por­ta­tion or­der, in July.

The court heard how Jur­cikova had asked for £5 and was given a small pot of change when­she­knocke­donthe­door.

Ga­bor asked to use the toi- let and stole the vic­tim’s purse with £50 in­side, while Jur­cikova stood and drank a cap­puc­cino with her. The pair then said they were go­ing out­side for a cig­a­rette be­fore flee­ing.

Af­ter po­lice were called, of­fi­cers matched DNA left on the cof­fee mug to Jur­cikova.

As of­fi­cers ar­rested her, they no­ticed Ga­bor matched the de­scrip­tion given by the vic­tim and ar­rested him.

PC Martin Ge­orge said: “Jur­cikova and Ga­bor pur­pose­fully tar­geted and ex­ploited an el­derly woman.

“This sen­tence shows the tough stance the crim­i­nal jus­tice sys­tem takes on bur­glary and will hope­fully de­ter oth­ers from do­ing the same.”

Marie Jur­cikova and Marek Ga­bor

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.